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Definition: Feed gear
(g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing,
adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG.
garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See Yare
, and cf.
1. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear. --Spenser.
2. Goods; property; household stuff. --Chaucer.
Homely gear and common ware. --Robynson
3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff
Clad in a vesture of unknown gear. --Spenser.
4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
5. Warlike accouterments. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
6. Manner; custom; behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
7. Business matters; affairs; concern. [Obs.]
Thus go they both together to their gear. --Spenser.
(a) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a
bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
(b) An apparatus for performing a special function;
gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
(c) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out
9. pl. (Naut.) See 1st Jeer
10. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. [Obs. or
Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
That servant of his that confessed and uttered this
gear was an honest man. --Latimer.
. See Bevel gear
, a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See Mortise wheel
, under Mortise
(Steam Engine), the arrangement of parts for
cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as
to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the
cut-off. See under Expansion
. See Feed motion
, under Feed
, a machine or tool for forming the teeth of
gear wheels by cutting.
, any cogwheel.
. See under Running
To throw in gear
or To throw out of gear
connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to
put in, or out of, working relation.
1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder;
pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed
2. A grazing or pasture ground. --Shak.
3. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a
meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
4. A meal, or the act of eating. [R.]
For such pleasure till that hour
At feed or fountain never had I found. --Milton.
5. The water supplied to steam boilers.
(a) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to
be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing
machine; or of producing progressive operation upon
any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning
lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the
(b) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a
steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of
(c) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is
produced; a feed motion.
, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule.
, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other
fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc.
, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal.
(a) A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam
(b) (Founding) An excess of metal above a mold, which
serves to render the casting more compact by its
pressure; -- also called a riser
(a) (Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for
the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam.
(b) A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
, or Feed gear
(Mach.), the train of mechanism
that gives motion to the part that directly produces the
feed in a machine.
, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam
engine, etc., with water.
, a force pump for supplying water to a steam
, a device for graduating the operation of a
, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a
regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
(Mach.), a kind of feeder. See Feeder
, n., 8.